What dancers are saying about our Intensive...
Absolutely loved this intensive last year! I was travelling from Australia and this experience was priceless! My movement vocabulary and skill evolved from start to finish and all the choreographers were incredibly inspiring. I still utilise the exercises and improv practices to this day ❤️ highly recommend xx
So.... I've done dance intensives/classes in NYC. And yes they're amazing. But I had someone from NY tell me that there was no real dance in LA and sort of belittled my idea to come here saying "what are you gonna do, dance in a music video?"
They were so wrong. There's so much artistry and "real dance" just within L.A. Contemporary Dance Company. I'm excited to continue in this intensive and learn about other contemporary artists in the area!
The intensive is a welcoming environment for an intimate dance community to not only learn from instructors, but also to explore movement and art together. It is truly inspiration and gives me an appetite to captivate the education being offered by both instructors and fellow dancers.
I was enthralled by the movement I experienced during the intensive and was constantly thinking "Man, this is a tribe I want to be apart of!" I find it necessary to encourage your company in the exquisite ways that you are transforming dancers as movers but also as see-ers. The nuggets of gold that I collected from all of you in the short time I was there are treasures that I will hold onto where ever I dance or even go!
I also want to take a moment to sincerely thank you, the company members, and especially Kate for the atmosphere you all created during the intensive week and at the audition. I've been to many auditions and have never felt so supported, valued and free to be myself. The crazier part was being taught the freedom to take these gifts and hand them out to the dancers around me as they auditioned. I walked out of your audition with tears of joy flowing from my face because I was overwhelmed by the sense of constant victory I experienced rather than the heaviness of inadequacy which is the prevalent feeling when auditioning. When I left, my success was in the beauty of feeling like I was enough as a dancer rather than finding it in a call back. I didn't hold anything back and I cherished the talent around me rather than comparing myself. I felt seen and for the first time in an audition, I intentionally and supportively witnessed. It's the most whole I've felt during dance in a long time and I was immensely blessed!